Richard Arthur Farnes

1881–20 January 1949 (Age 68)
Carlton, Victoria, Australia

The Life of Richard Arthur

When Richard Arthur Farnes was born in 1881, in Carlton, Victoria, Australia, his father, William Wright Farnes, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Smiler, was 28. He married Hettie May Hosie in 1902, in Victoria, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 20 January 1949, in Balwyn, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 68.

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Richard Arthur Farnes
Hettie May Hosie
Marriage: 1902
William John Farnes

Spouse and Children

Victoria, Australia


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World Events (7)


Age 11

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Age 20

First Federal election.

Age 20

The Australian flag flown for the first time.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Fern 1.2 Norwegian: habitational name from a farm so named, from far ‘road’, ‘track’ + nes ‘headland’, ‘promontory’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Richard A Farnes, "Australia, Victoria, Index to Probate Registers, 1841-1989"

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